Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Meddlars Country Cottage, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Historical Cottage, East Anglia.

Idyllic, 2 bedroom country cottage with charming historical features and a tranquil enclosed garden, ideal for romantic breaks or small family holidays.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £710 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ropewalk Cottage, Blockley, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Cotswolds.

Idyllic family-friendly Cotswold cottage, situated in the heart of the pretty village of Blockley and ideally situated for discovering some of the very best of the Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £750 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 08001337999 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bull Barn near Shrewsbury, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Part of a collection of 5 holiday barns on an arable farm close to Shrewsbury, this 3 bedroom family-size cottage offers plenty of country charm and comes complete with its own private hot tub and also benefits from shared access to a games barn with pool table and outdoor play area for younger children with a seesaw and climbing frame.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £497 to £1030 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 03 September 2016 to 05 September 2016; from 10 September 2016 to 12 September 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 24 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Walkers Farm Cottages, Taunton, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, Somerset Levels..

A collection of four good quality farm holiday cottages with fabulous views over the Mendip Hills and nearby nature reserve, ideally situated in the heart of Somerset and benefiting from shared access to a games room for playing table tennis, snooker or table football.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £250 to £2280 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 26 July 2016 to 29 July 2016;

phone 01823 698229 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sail Loft Annexe Dogs-welcome Cottage, South Coast of England, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England

1 bedroom Apartment, South of England.

Sail Loft Annexe is a dog-friendly studio Isle of Wight holiday home just minutes from the local beach and 10 minutes walk from Yarmouth.

Price range from £210 to £419 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 17 September 2016 to 01 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Granary Cottage, Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Royal Forest of Dean.

Idyllic 1 bedroom country cottage with character features and own private garden found down a country lane in a rural hamlet near to the Royal Forest of Dean and within easy reach of the glorious Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £275 to £345 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 22 August 2016 to 27 August 2016; from 24 September 2016 to 05 November 2016; from 25 February 2017 to 27 February 2017;

phone 01452 760243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Blackdown Country Cottage, Burwash, Sussex, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, South Coast.

Escape on an idyllic rural retreat break to this beautiful 2 bedroom country cottage nestled by woodlands, gardens and lakes in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to fascinating historical castles and National Trust properties and just half an hour's drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells and only 40 minutes' drive from Brighton.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £550 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 03 September 2016 to 16 September 2016;
Next availability: from 03 September 2016 to 17 September 2016; from 24 September 2016 to 01 October 2016; from 08 October 2016 to 15 October 2016;

phone 01435 883 201 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cider Barn Romantic Retreat, Cranborne Chase AONB, West Knoyle, Wiltshire, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, South of England - Wiltshire and Hampshire.

Idyllic rural retreat which with its king-size bed is ideal for two, this studio property is complete with a beautiful interior and a lovely countryside location and is situated near to the West Wiltshire Downlands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £246 to £449 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 14 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 18 November 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Spa House/Austen House, Badminton, Gloucestershire, England

11 bedroom Manor House Wing in Large Country House, South Cotswolds.

The Spa House and Austen House are two holiday homes on the same site which together can sleep up to 30, the Spa House benefits from use of a relaxing indoor swimming pool and hot tub and Austen House has a private hot tub, all just 16 miles from the impressive spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2995 to £5995 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 30 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 12 August 2016 to 14 August 2016;

phone 01454 238747 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Colloquy, Kington, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Impressive 5 star gold rated unique self-catering property sleeping up to 22 that offers a fusion of Victorian grandeur with 21st century facilities including access to an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and squash court and a stunning one hectare landscaped walled garden.

Special features: indoor hot tub.

Price range from £2500 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01544 340 241 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Chaffinch Romantic Lodge with Private Hot Tub, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Log Cabin, Suffolk Countryside.

Looking for a special holiday lodge for a romantic break in Suffolk? This superb one bedroom lodge is perfect for couples and whether for a special occasion like an anniversary, a mini-moon or just to treat the one you love to a loved-up break away, this beautiful log cabin with its king-size bed, bathroom with double ended bath and warm bubbly private hot tub is ideal for two.

Special features: free internet access, pool (There is a shared covered heated swimming pool on site (available from Easter to October).), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £442 to £792 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 14 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 04 November 2016;

phone 01728 685338 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meadow Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, East Devon.

Secluded 2 bedroom country cottage with meadow views, exposed wooden beams, character features and a lovely garden located by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast close by, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 20 August 2016 to 27 August 2016;
Late availability: from 20 August 2016 to 27 August 2016;

phone 01404 861173 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Upper Rectory Farm Cottages, Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England

15 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

Collection of gold award winning 5 star rated holiday cottages offering peace and tranquility amongst the farmlands of Leicestershire just outside Appleby Magna.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £330 to £1315 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 15 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 15
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 August 2016 to 05 August 2016; from 08 August 2016 to 12 August 2016; from 15 August 2016 to 26 August 2016;

phone 01827 880448 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hedley Lane Cabin, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, East Anglia.

Unique and secluded log cabin set in the owner's grounds in the Suffolk countryside with private hot tub and veranda and a beach only a few minutes drive away.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £490 to £490 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01502 564475 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wayside House, Cullompton, Devon, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Stunning gold award winning, 5 star rated country house in Devon boasting a swimming pool and games room along with views of the Culm Valley and Blackdown Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (located to the side of the house inside a purpose built pool building.), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1000 to £4950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 13 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 02 September 2016 to 05 September 2016; from 19 September 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01884 849 127 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Granary, Dunster, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Idyllic, gold award winning, 5 star rated barn conversion with lawned gardens and relaxing hot tub, situated within a valley in Exmoor National Park, close to the Brendon Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (garden), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1800 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5star with gold award)

phone 01984 640920 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wheelhouse Barn near the North York Moors, Sowerby, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Near to the North York Moors National Park.

You can truly relax at this family-friendly holiday barn near to Thirsk in the Vale of Mowbray, on days out discover some of the best of Yorkshire with the North York Moors National Park, Harrogate and York within easy reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £356 to £1016 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 09 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 19 September 2016 to 23 September 2016; from 30 September 2016 to 07 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Grove Country Cottage near the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales, Thirsk, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Near to North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales.

Beautifully decorated 1 bedroom holiday cottage with a light and airy interior, perfect for couples but can accommodate up to 4, ideal location for keen walkers and cyclists with a location mid-way between the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £263 to £481 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stonebank Annexe, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Dorset.

Charming 2 bedroom, dog-friendly holiday home located near the heart of Chickerell, conveniently close to the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coast and just 3 miles from Weymouth.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £360 to £625 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 17 September 2016 to 01 October 2016;

phone +44(0)1305 760 120 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bluebell Bank, Sheplegh Court, Dartmouth, Devon, England

3 bedroom Self catering apartment, South Hams.

Charming apartment with garden views set within Devon country estate benefiting from excellent shared leisure facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, games room and tennis courts.

Special features: free internet access, pool (on site), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £500 to £1300 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 01 September 2016 to 30 October 2016;
Late availability: from 26 July 2016 to 01 August 2016;

phone 01892 532328 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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